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Mexican Pork

Tonight, I've invited my friends from the Relief Society presidency and their families over to our house for Family Home Evening and dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. By celebrate, I specifically mean to eat Mexican food. I'm looking forward to having Sue, Michele, Jill, and parts of their families over with us. It will be the first time we've all gotten together with our families, even though not everyone can make it. Dinner prep has begun so now I need to plan out our Family Home Evening.

Mexican Pork

  • 1 pork butt (or pork loin roast)
  • 1 lb. raw pinto beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chilis
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease (may substitute butter)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 can tomatoes
Put everything in a kettle, crockpot, or stockpot and cook for several hours until pork starts to fall apart. (I add a lot more water than 2 cups; just keep an eye on it and add as needed.) Remove pork and shred with a fork. Serve beans and pork with flour tortillas or with fried corn tortillas cooked in hot oil to make them crispy. Thanks, Christine, for the recipe. I've also posted this on Internecipes blog.


Lonna said…
Sounds like you are in for a really fun night at your house. I am sure that the food is going to be fun, just don't get too carried away celebrating, I think that some of our neighbors are regretting their parting this weekend.

Happy Cinco de Mayo.
The Roberts said…
That is so great that you are doing this. I use to have people over all the time. What happened?? Initials of J, J, L, & L have something to do with it I think.
~ Tina said…
oh, that sounds good - tell me how your pork turned out!
plus, I love corn tortillas!
Summer Adams said…
Finally checking a few blogs....very cute idea. Miss you!

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